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Number of ship passengers at Riga Port climbed by 45.4% in 7 months

BC, Riga, 11.08.2017.Print version
During the first seven months of 2017 the number of ship passengers at the port of Riga grew by 45.4% against the same period in 2016 to 484,151 people, according to information posted on the port’s official website, cites LETA.

Of these people, 57,779 were cruise ship passengers. Their number increased by 33.1% against the first seven months of last year.


The Riga Freeport Administration said that 54 cruise ships visited Riga during the active cruise season.


As reported, Estonian ferry operator Tallink now has two ferries - the Isabelle and the Romantika - on the Riga-Stockholm route.


Previously only one ferry was running on the route every other day but in December 2016 the cruise ferry Romantika started operating as a second ship on the Riga-Stockholm route, and now there is daily ferry service between Riga and Stockholm.


In 2016, the number of passengers served at the port of Riga reached 581,601, growing 10.5% compared to 2015.


Riga is the largest Latvian port in terms of both freight and passengers.

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